IBM Mainframe

Guy Sotomayor ggs at
Sat May 2 14:28:31 CDT 2015

Yes it was!  I'm getting another one as soon as Will makes his trip out 
West.  I had intended
for this one as spares.

Great!  My concern has been getting S/W for them.  I don't know what's 
on them (yet).

TTFN - Guy

On 5/2/15 12:25 PM, Mike Ross wrote:
> Oh was this the one on epay last week? I nearly went for that myself! I
> have two (one for spares) but major issues getting it operational. I do
> have pretty complete docs and software, so we should probably stay in touch!
> Mike
> On 2 May 2015 3:06 pm, "Guy Sotomayor" <ggs at> wrote:
>> I just received my first IBM mainframe.  It's an IBM Multiprise 3000 model
>> 7060-H30.  It's a a P/390 class machine.  It has 6 18GB drives and 3 9 GB
>> drives.  I'll be posting some pictures on my website soon.
>> Getting it home was interesting since the freight companies can't made the
>> drive from the main roads to my house (curse of living out in the country)
>> so I had to run down to the shipping depot (about 60 miles away) and have
>> them load up the pallet into the bed of my pickup truck which meant getting
>> it out without a forklift was going to be interesting!  It wasn't until I
>> got home that I realized that it was packed in the original crate from
>> IBM!  It even had the original uncrating instructions stuffed into the
>> crate...which wasn't particularly useful!
>> Overall it appears to be in really good shape.  There were also a number
>> of other "goodies" in the crate including some new in the bag bus-and-tag
>> cables.
>> It'll be a bit before I can power it up and see what's there because I
>> have to find an SVGA monitor and a PS/2 keyboard and mouse.
>> TTFN - Guy

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